Acalypha ciliata is an erect. It is growing up to about 85cm tall. The leaves are sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine.
Female sterility, Sores, Schistosomiasis.
Stem, Leaves, Root.
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
||Branches pubescent. Leaves to 7 x 4 cm, ovate, cuneate, membranous, acuminate at apex, base rounded, sparsely puberulus, margin ciliate; petiole to 5 cm.
||Color and composition
||Spikes axillary, to 2 cm; sepals 4, pubescent; female flowers crowded below; bracts 5 mm, campanulate, pubescent ca. 12-15 toothed, ciliate, ovary 1.5 mm; male flowers on the upper half minute.
||Capsule 3 mm across, smooth.
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Commonly seen growing in areas
Wooded grassland, Open grassland, Coastal bushland, Damp localities, Near lakes.